URGENT: Calls and emails are needed RIGHT NOW.
The General Assembly is meeting in special session to reconsider North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.
At this writing, they do not appear to have the votes to repeal the safety and privacy law, but they are facing tremendous pressure to compromise. They are hearing from the other side -- will they hear from you?
Here's what we sent you earlier:
In March, the General Assembly responded to Charlotte City Council's over-reaching ordinance. Charlotte had forced open every public shower, locker room, and bathroom within city limits to men who "identify" as female. The General Assembly halted that ordinance, and any others like it, by specifying that all sex-specific public accommodations in the state must be used in accordance with the sex listed on a person's birth certificate.
Women and girls, including abuse survivors, spoke out publicly -- some for the first time -- about their need for safety and privacy in showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms. Thousands of people rallied at the state house. And countless Americans cheered these common-sense protections.
But on Monday, Dec. 19, the Charlotte City Council repealed its ordinance, at least for now, and issued an ultimatum: Repeal the Privacy & Security Act by Dec. 31, or the city would continue to wage its P.R. campaign against the rest of the state. On Monday afternoon Gov. McCrory appeared to give in to their demands, calling a special session to reconsider the privacy and safety law.
- Please stop what you're doing and call your elected representatives in Raleigh: 919-733-4111, dial 0 for an operator. (Or, use this form to get the direct phone numbers for your elected representatives.) Ask them to stand up to out of state bullies, and to protect the safety and privacy of women and children using public facilities to shower, dress, and use the bathroom.
- Then, forward this alert to your friends and family in North Carolina, and ask them to weigh in.
- Finally, use this form to send a short email to your elected representatives in the House and Senate, as well as to Gov. McCrory. (You can also weigh in with House and Senate leadership, and with the Governor, via Facebook and Twitter.)
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